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Nicola Coughlan Says ‘Bridgerton’ Nude Scene Was ‘fk You’ for Haters

Jamie McCarthy

While filming Bridgerton‘s third season, Nicola Coughlan had a special request: more nudity, please.

Coughlan, 37, who plays Penelope Featherton, also known as secret gossip columnist “Lady Whistledown” in the hot Netflix series, told the story stylist magazine stated in an interview published on Wednesday, May 15, that she wanted to be naked during a love scene with her co-star Luke Newton (Colin Bridgerton).

“I specifically asked to include certain lines and moments,” she explained. “There’s a scene where I’m completely naked in front of the camera, and that was my idea, my choice.”

“It just felt like the biggest ‘fk you’ out of all the conversations surrounding my body; “It was incredibly powerful,” she said, adding, “I felt beautiful in that moment and thought, ‘When I’m 80, I want to look back on this and remember how damn hot I looked!'”

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Recently, Coughlan revealed this The Los Angeles Just that she was nervous about filming a sex scene – her first ever – that required her to wear a strapless thong. As she tried it on, “I went into the bathroom and looked in the full-length mirror,” she recalls. “I thought, ‘Absolutely not.’ I hid it at the bottom of the laundry basket. I asked myself, ‘How am I going to do this?’”

The experience turned out to be easier than she had imagined. “At the end of the day we were both lying under a blanket, unclothed, just chilling. We thought, ‘That’s why nudists do it.'”

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The romance between Penelope and Colin plays a prominent role Bridgerton Season 3, which airs on Thursday, May 16th. In previous seasons, Coughlan’s character had an unrequited crush on the younger son of the Bridgerton family.

Bridgertonis the new showrunner, Jess Brownellhas explained the reason behind the decision to focus on the duo this time.

“I really feel like it’s time for Colin and Penelope. Since we’ve seen both actors on our screens since season one, we’re already a little invested in them. We know who they are as people,” she said in 2022. “I feel like, especially in the last season, there are these moments of tension between them where it’s like Colin almost realizes “that Penelope has feelings” for him, but doesn’t quite get there. Instead of neglecting this dynamic, we wanted to push it forward in their season. It really felt like the perfect moment to tee off.”

Coughlan, who previously starred in the British sitcom Derry girlwas up for the challenge of directing a romantic storyline.

“With Penelope this season, I felt like so many things reflected in real life,” she told the L.A. Times. “The whole thing about her stepping out of the shadows into the light and not feeling quite ready — I felt like I had to do that.”

She added: “It was really challenging. It was terrifying. It was cathartic. It was a million things. I loved it.”

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